Patents - Sales & Licensing
AT&T MPEG-4 Patent Licensing Program
AT&T is actively administering a global, standards-based licensing program based on its portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents with claims essential to the practice of the ISO standards MPEG-4 Part 2 and MPEG-4 Part 10 (ISO/IEC 14496-2 and 11496-10) and the ITU-T standard H.264. AT&T is committed to licensing this portfolio on a reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) basis.
AT&T's program patents are the by-product of the fundamental contributions AT&T Labs researchers made to the development of the MPEG-4 standard for video compression.
MPEG Video Program Patents
Patent License Program
AT&T's program licenses hardware and software capable of encoding and decoding content in compliance with the MPEG-4 Part 2 and MPEG-4 Part 1 O/H.264 standards. This typically involves mobile handsets, game consoles, digital cameras, set-top boxes, broadcast equipment, video teleconferencing equipment and software. This highly successful program, to date, has over 25 licensees worldwide.
Representative licensees are: